Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Publication Date

1-1-2023

Abstract

Spacesuits may block external sound. This induces sensory deprivation; a side effect is lower cognitive performance. This can increase the risk of an accident. This undesirable effect can be mitigated by designing suits with sound transparency. If the atmosphere is available, as on Mars, sound transparency can be realized by augmenting and processing external sounds. If no atmosphere is available, such as on the Moon, then an Earth-like sound can be re-created via generative AR techniques. We measure the effect of adding sound transparency in an Intra-Vehicular Activity suit by means of the Koh Block test. The results indicate that participants complete the test more quickly when wearing a suit with sound transparency.

ISSN

2644-1276

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

Atmospheric measurements, Biomedical engineering, human factors, Mars, Mars, Problem-solving, Safety, sensory deprivation, sound, Spacesuit, Task analysis, Terrestrial atmosphere

Scopus ID

85163472553

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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